Trailfest- Saturday, September 22nd!

Join us on Saturday, September 22, 2018 as we celebrate the completion of Delaware’s newest trail connecting the Wilmington Riverfront and Historic New Castle. This walkable, bikeable trail, with its wide boardwalk spanning the marsh at Russell Peterson Wildlife Refuge, opens a whole new world for pedestrians and cyclists. It also adds to the hundreds of miles of bike paths and greenways now available in Delaware through efforts led by organizations such as Delaware Greenways and Bike Delaware. (learn more »)

A highlight of Trailfest will be two bike rides to benefit Delaware Greenways and Bike Delaware, whose decade-long advocacy drove the creation of this remarkable new asset.

These rides will provide cyclists of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience the new trail and connecting trails while raising funds in support of the important work of both organizations.

This FREE celebration from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. will be held at the Russell Peterson Wildlife Refuge at the Wilmington Riverfront. Activities includes live music, interactive exhibits, live animals, Naturemobile, beginner canoeing, activities, outfitters, craft vendors, craft beer, food trucks and more.

The Wilmington-New Castle Trail (learn more »), the newest trail segment and bridge of the Wilmington to New Castle Greenway, begins at the Riverfront’s DuPont Environmental Education Center and provides an easy way to explore the 212-acre Peterson Wildlife Refuge. An extra-wide scenic boardwalk spans the marsh connecting to the longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge ever built in Delaware. The trail bridge spans the Christina River connecting users with the existing Industrial Track Trail, the Heritage Trail and finally the Battery Park Trail bringing users into Historic New Castle. Totaling seven miles, these trails are not open to automobiles, providing a safe and direct connection from the Wilmington Riverfront to Historic New Castle (learn more, including map »).

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